Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratory

2D Raman, ATR-FTIR, WAXD, SAXS and DSC data of PET mono- and PET/PA6 bicomponent filaments

E. Perret, O. Braun, K. Sharma, S. Tritsch, R. Muff, R. Hufenus

Polymer, Volume 229, 16 August 2021, Pages 124011

This data in brief article summarizes structural data obtained from monocomponent melt-spun and offline drawn poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) monofilaments, as well as from melt-spun bicomponent core-sheath PET-polyamide 6 (PA6) filaments. The diameters of the single filaments range from 27 µm to 79 µm. Presented analysis techniques and results thereof are (i) Raman mapping of filament cross-sections: 2D maps of peak positions, widths, peak area ratios; (ii) attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR): ATR-FTIR spectra and extraction of surface crystallinity; (iii) wide-angle x-ray diffraction (WAXD): WAXD patterns and extraction of average crystallinity; (iv) small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS): SAXS patterns and determined crystallite sizes and long-spacings; (v) differential scanning calorimetry (DSC): thermograms and extracted average crystallinity as well as thermal properties; (vi) atomic force microscopy (AFM): AFM image of the surface of an embedded fiber cross-section. For more information, see the publication by E. Perret et al. 'High-resolution 2D Raman mapping of mono- and bicomponent filament cross-sections'